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Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

Get these books by
Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

Archive for May, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

We Pause For This Commercial Message Pt. 3: Blessed Be The Ties

Many Arf Lovers have written to ask how they’ll recognise me at the San Diego Comic-Con. That’s easy, I’ll be wearing a stunning fashion accessory I ordered through the 1950s comic book ad below. As the ad describes it, “by day a lovely swank tie, by night a call to love in glowing words.” The glowing words? “Will You Kiss Me In The Dark Baby?” The ad also assures the purchaser that “girls can’t resist this kiss-me necktie as it glows in the dark. The question emerges gradually to life touched by the wand of darkness. Your girl will gasp with wonder as it takes form.” Are we stiill talking about a tie here?!? Anyway, I can’t resist previewing the incredible fashion statement here today that you’ll soon see me sporting.


(click for a closer look)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

Thought I’d run a relevant Wacky Wonder Woman in excited anticipation of the San Diego Comic-Con and in honor of Tom Spurgeon’s most excellent annual guide to the Geekoid Woodstock over at The Comics Reporter. I’ll be at the affair signing copies of the new Arf book, Arf Forum, at the Fantagraphics booth–do you have your copy yet?!?. And I’ll be taking pics of Wacky Wonder Women for your viewing pleasure.


(click here to order Arf Forum)
Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yoe Got Mail!

Yo, Craig!

You started something – hot nude Moms in the daily comics. Check
out Jeremy’s Mom in today’s Zits! Definitely not Gaaaaak.

–Brian Walker/Hi and Lois

Nice! Thanks, Brian. I think LOIS is one of comics hottest Moms, and so, Brian, tell us, when…?

–Craig


(click for a closer look)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Arf Interns Wanted


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YOE! Studio is looking for a few good interns this summer. Don’t worry, the work is NOTHING like pictured above, even though Bill lives nearby. If you have graphic design or marketing skills you need to try out and develop in a real world enviroment with other creative types and you live in the vicinity of Peekskill, NY, get in touch. You’ll definitely be helping to put together the next Arf book and helping us with the Licensing show at the Javits center and much more. Visit http://yoe.com and get in touch with me at yoecomix(at)hotmail.com

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Hey Kids…Draw Hitler!

For Memorial day I’m sharing a very rare and bizarre 1941 how to draw cartoon book, “Armstrong’s How to Draw ‘Em”. This book teaches kids how to draw Hitler and his cronies–and kind of off handedly throws in Roosevelt and Churchhill for good measure. It’s “an amusing instructional drawing book for the young artist specially prepared by Armstrong, cartoonist of the Melbourne Argus“.

Armstrong’s instructions on drawing the failed artist and Nazi leader Adolph Hitler says, “drawing this drip should present no difficulties except that of overcoming the feeling of nausea which his countenance exudes. Where black masses present themselves, such as the hair and moustache, outline then first before filling in.” I like the anti-Fuhrer schmear combined with good practical cartooning.

Stalin fares a lot better. He’s referred to as “Uncle Joe” and young cartoonists are encouraged to note that he has “a rather benign expression about the eyes and his ‘Mona-Lisa’ smile”. Tojo’s lessons present a nifty “example of how a likeness can be built up from the subjects name”. “Note the slanting eyes, high cheek bones and thick receding under-lip, characteristic of the Oriental races”.

All the lessons of how to draw the ” ‘Em’s” in “Armstrong’s How to Draw ‘Em” are preceeded with the secret of the secret “Simple Simon Shorthand System”. I could tell you what that is but “the system..use for republication, correspondence or personal tuitions is expressly forbidden”. I really wish I could have told a young Adolph the secret Simple Simon Shorthand System of cartooning, he might have become a successful cartoonist instead of a nauseating megalomaniac.

Please pause today with your families to honor the brave men and women of the armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives fighting for freedoms. I’d like to respectfully end this post with the words that used to end DC war comic books in the 60s: “Make War No More!”


(click to view this book)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, May 28, 2007

It’s Doll Man Monday! (Memorial Day Edition)

On Doll Man Monday and Memorial Day what could be more patriotic than “Popular Yank Comics” a Canadian comic book that featured the adventures of our heroic mighty mite! Love the name of this comic book! (Though, for me, ALL Yanks are popular, eh?) Doll Man and some guy with a BIG flashlight are about to enter a dark safe! A cop enters the door with his hard nightstick raised. What the HECK is going on?!? i really don’t know, but it must go back to having something to do with the title “Popular Yank Comics” is all I can figure. Thanks to David B. for passing this cover along, David’s a popular yank at the Arf Lover’s Blog!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, May 25, 2007

I Yoe Pogo

Fantagraphics will be publishing the complete Pogo comic strip by the genius Walt Kelly and is looking for original art to reproduce from when available. Below is their cover mock-up for the book. And you’ll see the art I”m lending for the cause–it’s the original art from my collection of the very first Pogo strip! We’re scanning it today and then it goes back in the bank vault! But, I thought you might want to see it before this profound possum is locked up again! (Thanx RM!)


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Yo, Craig!

I sc-ARF-fed my copy of Arf Forum a few days ago. Fuckin’ fantastic!!! Outstanding (as always).

I remain in awe,
Michael Dooley, editor of The Education of a Comic Artist

P.S. Congrats on the interview with Steven Heller about the Big Boy comics you do.

Thanks, man, coming from a creative type of your great caliber thats a real honor!

–C.Y.


(click here to order Arf Forum)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Comics: “Just Say Yoe To Drugs”.

Felix the Cat may have used a mind altering drug to market comics (see below), but i use LSD to create mine. Or memories of it anyway. I haven’t taken one of those kind of trips for decades and hypocritically encourage my kids not to do so now. But, to be honest, the experience of taking Acid in my youth I greatly value now and I draw on it in my approach to comics. Even the bad trips–and one I’m convinced almost killed me–are now fodder for my funnies.

That along with music, spiritual matters and my “love story” as the Italians call it. And certainly I’m influenced by all the old skool wacky cartoonists I put in the Arf books like Rube Goldberg, Basil Wolverton, Rick Griffin, R. Crumb, Ernie Bushmiller, Boody Rogers, George Herriman, George Carlson, Ted Scheel, Milt Gross, Bill Holman, etc. Except for Griffin and Crumb, I don’t know if any of those other gentlemen did hallucinogens, though there’s some evidence that George Herriman smoked pot.

I thought I’d share the comic I did for the new Arf book Arf Forum, the caricature of me by David Cowles and the intro by some guy named Stan Lee. David also did a caricature of this last guy to start things off. Click below to start the slide show. Just say “no”, just say “Yoe”, and now just say “show”.


(click to read my chapter in Arf Forum)


(click here to order Arf Forum)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

There’s something very wrong about this Wacky Wonder Woman this week. Something I can’t quite put my finger on…WAIT, I’ve got it!!! Wonder Woman isn’t blond! Wonder Woman is a brunette!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Marketing Comics–WWFD?

Welp, the “America’s Top Toon-MILF–Battle of the Cartoon Moms” contest has come to a close. Morticia–you go, girlfriend! We’ll do it again sometime. Soon? Next Mother’s Day? What do you think? And what do you think of Joe of the Forbidden Planet’s idea of a DILF contest? It sounds pretty good to me, I’ll think about it for Father’s Day. Who should be the contestants?

Which brings up something interesting. How do you make decisions? I have to decide now how to market the new Arf book, Arf Forum. For moral decisions I always ask myself “What Would Lindsay Lohan Do? (WWLLD?). For comics marketing strategies , having just discovered this sequence in an old Felix comic book, I will herein ask myself “What Would Felix Do?” (WWFD?)

Here’s a Felix statue YOE! Studio created for our good friends at Dark Horse and under the supervision of the talented Don Oriolo. Now here’s Felix on comics marketing:


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So Felix’s answer on how to market comics? A mind-altering chemical of course. I’m =SO= there! P-f-f-f-f-fttt! Buy Arf Forum, you will do it NOW!


Click here to order Arf Forum

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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